Gamification and Game Based Learning
There can be interesting conversations to be had about the validity and effectiveness of gamification and game based learning. Before we start those conversations, it’s worth noting that there is actually a difference between the two. Gamification does get used to bundle up the whole idea of including anything game related into our learning design. It’s worth separating the two definitions as we can incorporate one without the other. We shouldn’t automatically assume that gamification or game based learning will resonate with all of our learners. I’ve included several articles below to help position your conversations with your stakeholders and partners.
You have been experiencing gamification as part of this course. Points, leaderboards, and at the end, you get a digital badge.
At the end of the following article, there are three business related questions. How would you answer these in your organisation?
We are all guilty of thinking that games could be a hinderance more than an opportunity. The following whitepaper helps to dispel the common myths associated with considering game elements in our learning design.
We have created a game based learning experience. Experience our The Learning & Development Christmas Game here. Developed using Adobe Captivate, you can see the post-it-notes storyboard here on our page about storyboarding.
We based our example on two experiences, see the examples from Uber and Toggl below. Think back to the Choose your own Adventure books!